We arrive in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis under sunny blue skies about 7:00 am. the forecast for today is just a 10 percent chance of rain after 3:00 pm. The best forecast the entire trip.
We are docked at the newer pier, farthest from the terminal buildings. I believe this pier was under construction the last time I was here. A few minutes later the Celebrity Millenium pulls in alongside us. She is smaller and the oldest of the Celebrity ships.
We have a tour of the island booked thru our travel agent instead of with the ship. We are to meet just past the terminal entrance. Annies Carribean Tours is operated by a husband and wife team. He has been working as a tour guide for 16 years. It shows. The tour was excellent. Covering much of the island with interesting stops at an old sugar mill, a very large 17th century fort high on a hill overlooking the sea. A batik factory, and several scenic areas including a black sand beach, a spot where lava had flowed to the ocean recently and an area where the Caribbean sea mixes with the Atlantic.
Between stops, our guide shared a lot of history from the slave trade, pirate era, and modern independence.
A very good tour, but a very long day.
Back on the ship by 3:30 it s time to clean up for the evening. The usual Sky Lounge and dinner in the dining room. Braised short ribs were good.
The production show is "Broadway Cabaret". Personally more enjoyable than some of the other shows.
Exhausted after a long day I retire early. The next two days are sea days to travel back to Port Everglades. Hopefully we will not be stopping anywhere in between. The forecast calls for continued partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain. Seas are expected to remain under 7 feet, barely enough to impart a slight roll to the ship.